Following the success of Herculean Task, which grasped the attention of a number of different online publications including Afropunk, Okayplayer and Hilly Dilly, whilst also being featured on The Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1 and more recently on BBC Radio 6 with Gilles Peterson.
Steven Barker, AKA Mirror Signal, returns with a new take on his debut EP, Herculean Task REMIXED. Featuring remixes from Himalia, Phlux, Oscuro, Thostey and Shadow Fleet who are all fellow members of the Pegdoll family, this new take on the EP bringsa fresh palette of sounds to the table - with each track showcasing each producer'sindividual style and influences, creating a body of music capable of appealing to themasses.
The first track from the EP comes from UK based multi-instrumentalist musician and producer, Himalia, who has recently enjoyed his own success with the release of his debut album “Distances” clocking over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud so far this year. Putting his own spin on the lead single from Herculean Task, “All Along,” Himalia injects an upbeat driving rhythm into the once laid back vocals from Barker. Mirror Signal’s bright vocals mesh perfectly with the production and add a lighter tone to the typically dark sounds from Himalia.
Oscuro’s trademark sound is heard instantly on his “One Day” remix, fusing traditional, electronic beats with earthy organic percussion and Foley sounds. Phlux’s creative use of vocal sampling makes for a stimulating listen, accompanied by a deep, rich bass that doesn’t overpower the intricate percussion and unpredictable vocal chops.
Thostey brings an even darker, hunting sound to the EP with the pitched percussion, ambient synths making for an eerie remix of “Commiserations.” The bonus track on the EP comes from, Shadow Fleet, whose remix of “Dat won’ Save Me” brings an undeniable groove to the song with the use of a syncopated bassline and bouncy percussive elements.
Featuring a broad range of genres including, house, garage, drum n bass and trap, Herculean Task REMIXED is a diverse EP that really highlights the eclectic mix of talent on the Pegdoll roster.
Musicis - musicis.pl/2015/08/20/pegdoll-records-prezentuje-mirror-signal
Soundspace - www.wearesoundspace.com/premiere-mirror-signal-dat-won-save-me-phlux-remix
DrunNBass Network: soundcloud.com/drumandbass/mirror-signal-all-along-himalia-remix
SirChillicious - www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpedBqg9cuc
SirChillicious - www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqMQa4u5nG0
Ni:Twelve - www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVnT-AFl76E
Underground Promotions - www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPKbzep3g8
Keep Deep - soundcloud.com/keepdeep/mirror-signal-dat-won-save-me-phlux-remix-1